America's Cup

America's Cup - Barker and Spithill, together again! FULL STORY HERE

Wasting no time, Dean Barker the new skipper and CEO of Japanese challenger SoftBank Team Japan, was spotted with his yachting arch-rival Jimmy Spithill on the water in Bermuda on Thursday. As part of the late entry deal, Barker will be working alongside Spithill and Oracle Team USA to get the Japanese AC team up to speed for the 35th America's Cup in 2017.


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G New
22 May 2015 8:33 GMT
Offshore

52 Super Series - Alegre on Top After Valencia’s Longest Day FULL STORY HERE

From a long and intense three race day on Valencia’s world renowned Malvarrosa Beach race track Andy Soriano’s Alegre crew, newcomers to the 52 Super Series, step clear at the top of the rankings for Ford Vignale Valencia Sailing Week with an eight point lead.

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G New
22 May 2015 6:35 GMT
Volvo

Volvo Ocean Race - Fleet pass wreck of Titanic FULL STORY HERE

With less than 1,700 nm and a week’s sailing left before the Volvo fleet arrives in Lisbon, all six boats, once again, have a chance of snatching victory. Less than 12 nm cover the fleet with Team Brunel, MAPFER and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing too close to separate in their tussle for the lead. tonight they skirt the wreck of the Titanic just north of the set ice limit.

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Gerald New
21 May 2015 21:11 GMT
Olympic

Delta Lloyd Regatta - World Cup places at stake for Team GBR FULL STORY HERE

The British Sailing Team will have 49 athletes taking part in the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik in the Netherlands next week (26-30 May). The third leg of the EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup for the Olympic classes is a qualification event for the ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland (8-14 June).

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Gerald New
21 May 2015 17:28 GMT
America's Cup

America's Cup - Dean Barker appointed skipper and CEO of Japanese challenger FULL STORY HERE

SoftBank Team Japan will be led by Dean Barker, who has been appointed skipper and CEO of the Japanese challenger. Barker brings over 15 years of America’s Cup experience to the Japanese team, including having sailed in four America’s Cup Matches.

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G New
21 May 2015 5:27 GMT
Offshore

Half Ton Classics Cup in Nieuwpoort this year FULL STORY HERE

The 8th edition of the Half Ton Classics Cup will take place from 17 to 21 June in Nieuwpoort, Belgium, which since 2002 has been the new historical homeport of the Half Tonners. After the excellent Half Ton Classics Cups in Cowes (2011), Boulogne-sur-Mer (2013) and Saint-Quay-Portrieux (2014), the Half Tonner fleet will meet again for a week of sailing and celebrations.

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Fiona Brown
21 May 2015 11:51 GMT
Offshore

Ran Racing retain lead at 52 Super Series FULL STORY HERE

Niklas Zennström’s crew on Rán retain the overall regatta lead at the Ford Vignale Sailing Week after the second day of racing, thanks to a solid second place in Race 4 behind Vladimir Liubumirov’s Bronenosec which won their first ever 52 Super Series race, on only their second day on the world’s leading grand prix monohull circuit.

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G New
21 May 2015 6:35 GMT
Volvo

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel get the jump on the rest FULL STORY HERE

By midday Wednesday the wind had backed left and dropped and the fleet was in a VMG downwind mode trying to make the most out of any wind they could find. Four to five gybes allowed for plenty of position changing as Team Brunel and MAPFRE stayed south of the others. All ended up splitting to the north and by this time Bouwe Bekking’s crew had extended their lead to a comfortable 22 nm.


Gerald New
20 May 2015 21:37 GMT
America's Cup

Spandau Ballet headline America's Cup Portsmouth Live! FULL STORY HERE

An international line up has been confirmed for the evening programme of the America's Cup World Series, which arrives in Portsmouth from 23-26 July. The final evening, Saturday 25 July, will see four international groups entertaining a 50,000-strong crowd, with 1980s superstars Spandau Ballet joined by Brit Award-winning rockers Bastille, boy band supergroup McBusted and international No.1 singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen.

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G New
20 May 2015 11:35 GMT